ASA: silence, jazz can reduce heart rate after surgery

October 14, 2014 / No Comments

Illustration of electrical activity of the humanNew Orleans — (October 13, 2014)

Researchers are one step closer to confirming what people in New Orleans have known for decades: Jazz is good for you. Patients undergoing elective hysterectomies who listened to jazz music during their recovery experienced significantly lower heart rates, suggests a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting.

But the research also found that silence is golden. Patients who wore noise-cancelling headphones also had lower heart rates, as well as less pain.